Toyota Announces Manufacturing Executive Changes

December 16, 2010
ERLANGER, Ky. (December 16, 2010) – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announces the following senior management changes, effective January 3, 2011:
  • Yoji Suzuki (56) has been named president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia;
  • Tim Platt (44) has been named vice president of information systems and Bob Young (44) has been named vice president of purchasing at TEMA;
  • Susan Elkington (39) has been named vice president of administration and Bob O’Leary (56) has been named vice president of manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana;
  • Mike Price (53) has been named vice president of administration at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.05 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs more than 35,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $25 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit or
Tania Saldana (859)746-7796

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